Category Archives: NHL playoffs

From Russia with Special Ops Snipe

He’s been pilloried by the press, massively maligned by the Blueshirt masses at the 12-minute mark of each period, dissected and demonized by virtually every prominent voice in our game. But the captain last night not only came up clutch … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Russian Machine Never Breaks | 8 Comments

Another Pack of Pucksters Makes Round 2 Picks

Dear Jim Iovino: Wise men publish elevated flattery directed at beautiful women. Kinda surprised we were the only ones going with Caps in seven in round one. But we’re even more surprised to see the overwhelming majority (all but one!) … Continue reading

Posted in Media, NBC, New media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, OFB, TV, Washington Capitals, WRC | 1 Comment

A Rare Elation To Savor

This morning, we know no Curse. How often have we been able to say that? To what extent does victory like last night’s serve as lasting balm overĀ the scabs and scars from so many springs, that haveĀ marred and maimed our … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, John Walton, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

Seventh Game Aftermath Red Rockin in New England

8 Arlington St., Portland, Maine, 10:55 p.m. Wednesday night — very much Bs country.

Posted in Boston Bruins, Mike and Marleen, NHL playoffs, Rock the Red, Washington the hockey town | 2 Comments

Here’s Hoping

Mostly, I hope the Legend who selflessly and at no small personal sacrifice answered George McPhee’s plea back in autumn leaves the Chinatown rink this evening savoring unique triumph, as the bench leader of the crest for which he too … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, Dale Hunter, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town | 5 Comments

Bleeding Through Roster Band-Aids

A season fraught with promise and peril delivered both in game 3 Monday night, but in the end, Washington’s roster, still not yet assembled for durable playoff prosperity, succumbed to one proven to be. Most worrisome in this moment: the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dale Hunter, Dmitri Orlov, George McPhee, Jeff Schultz, Jim Johnson, Joel Ward, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Hatred and Violence Are at the Heart of Our Sport, and Sunday All the World Saw It

In their bloodlust, Arabs and Jews have nothing on the Flyers and Penguins. (Isn’t it grand!) Really, in a relative sense, what transpired on the ice in Philadelphia yesterday made the Middle East seem one big, happy, if diverse, family. … Continue reading

Posted in HBO's 24/7, Hockey fights, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Old Time Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby | 24 Comments